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Pentax K-70: July 27, 2016 and “B&H” Claims Availability But Not Amazon or Adorama.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and study here.


So 4 days after supposed July 22, 2016
availability there is still confusion
in the U.S.


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by Anura Guruge

If The Samsung NX500 Is Indeed Discontinued Then $798 Is Still Too Much For It.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access ‘B&H’ product page for the Samsung NX500.


Rumors have been around since September 2015 that Samsung’s camera division, despite the critically acclaimed Samsung NX1, was on the skids and that Samsung was looking for a buyer.

On Tuesday morning a number of camera rumor Websites were reporting that mega-distributor “B&H” had the Samsung NX500 marked as discontinued. I checked Cameta Camera and BuyDig.com. Neither of them have the NX500.

The NX500 is still listed on Amazon, by Samsung for one, at $797.99 with a 16-50mm kit lens. IF Samsung is discontinuing this camera, the baby brother of the much more expensive NX1, this is still too expensive. I have never considered the NX500 because it does not have a viewfinder — electronic or optical. And I wouldn’t get a camera at this price bracket without a viewfinder.

If it is indeed discounted the price will probably drop, quite quickly, by another $200. When it gets close to $500 it would be tempting to revisit it since it does have one heck of an impressive 28.2 MP APS-C sensor (though I keep on hearing that all the current Samsungs have autofocus issues).


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by Anura Guruge

Olympus PEN E-PL6 With Two Zoom Lenses From B&H For $399 Is Quite The Deal.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access B&H product page with this deal.


I happened to see this on a Facebook ad. For $399 NOT a bad deal at all — especially considering that it is a mirrorless, 16MP Micro Four Thirds systems. Yes, the speeds of the lenses are NOT great and they are, to be sure, NOT expensive lenses (albeit M.Zuiko lenses) — retailing at $99 each.

But this will still be a GREAT starter kit for somebody. Yes, they also have it, at the same price, with the same two lenses, on Amazon.

Just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this.


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by Anura Guruge